NZ post vehicles roll into Pukekohe

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Pukekohe res­i­dents will be among the first to see New Zealand Post’s new elec­tric de­liv­ery vehicles in op­er­a­tion with driver train­ing hav­ing started this week.

The four-wheeled vehicles, which are fully elec­tric, will ul­ti­mately be used for the com­bined de­liv­ery of parcels and mail in res­i­den­tial ar­eas of New Zealand’s larger towns and cities.

The roll­out started last year in Oa­maru and in parts of Auck­land, and the vehicles have now ar­rived in Pukekohe.

Pukekohe de­liv­ery team leader Maree Grant said: ‘‘This is part of a na­tional roll­out of the elec­tric vehicles and I’m proud that peo­ple in Pukekohe will be among the first to see them in action.’’

The vehicles can carry up to 200 kilo­grams of parcels and mail but are still small and nim­ble enough to be used on the foot­path.

‘‘These vehicles are an in­vest­ment in New Zealand Post’s fu­ture as we change the way we deliver to meet the grow­ing de­mand for par­cel de­liv­er­ies,’’ said Grant.

‘‘They’re also en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly which is im­por­tant to us and our cus­tomers.’’

‘‘Pre­vi­ous tri­als have shown these vehicles are safe to use on the foot­path. Our driv­ers re­ceive safety train­ing, and they will give way to all other foot­path users,’’ said Grant.

New Zealand Post re­mains in close con­tact with the Auck­land Coun­cil and has been given per­mis­sion to use the vehicles on foot­paths in res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

The vehicles will not be used in Pukekohe cen­tral busi­ness district for safety rea­sons be­cause of the high num­ber of pedes­tri­ans in that area and mail will be de­liv­ered on foot in these lo­ca­tions.

New Zealand Post’s new de­liv­ery vehicles will be rolling into Pukekohe soon.

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